Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood has declared on Thursday that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government will convert the Prime Minister House into a top-level postgraduate university or educational institute. According to the education minister, the Prime Minister House is spread over 1,096 kanals and Rs: 470 million are spent on its maintenance annually, said Education Minister, who was heading a committee formed to decide how government-owned buildings could be utilized in public interest.
Speaking to press conference regarding the new government’s plans for state-owned properties, the minister announced that additional construction will also be carried out on the land behind the residence meant for the premier after a formal plan is devised in this regard.
Further, Shafqat Mehmood said PM House will become a top-level university or institution that will be unique with its education in Pakistan. Therefore, it has been decided that the PM House will be turned into a top-level educational instate. He also said that the land behind PM House will also be used productively.
Speaking about rebuilding of other official buildings, Mehmood said that the Governor House in Lahore will be used as a museum and art gallery, while the park on the places will be opened for public.
The Punjab House in Murree will be turned into a tourist complex, while the Governor House in Karachi and the one in Balochistan will be used as museums, he concluded.